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OE Bash plate replacement Triumph aluminium.......
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:13:00 AM »
Just replaced my OE bash plate for the Triumph aluminium one.

Nice quality with new one, but what struck me was how light and solid the old one was. Very tough plastic and on a 2013 bike it had stood up to 4 years of abuse brilliantly. Here is my new kit which is a nice addition IMHO  :017:



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Re: OE Bash plate replacement Triumph aluminium.......
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 08:04:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by davexavier [+]
Just replaced my OE bash plate for the Triumph aluminium one.
Nice quality with new one, but what struck me was how light and solid the old one was. Very tough plastic and on a 2013 bike it had stood up to 4 years of abuse brilliantly.
Yep, big, alu, skidplates look the business -- but, Dakar bikes (KTM, Honda, etc.) use plastic ones made of advanced ultralight composite materials reinforced by carbon and aramid fibres -- provides a composite skid plate with longer life and greater strength in comparison with the aluminum skid plate.
Don't bin that original/stock skidplate -- someday folks may be replacing alu with composite (plastic)..?  :114:
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 06:40:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
Yep, big, alu, skidplates look the business -- but, Dakar bikes (KTM, Honda, etc.) use plastic ones made of advanced ultralight composite materials reinforced by carbon and aramid fibres -- provides a composite skid plate with longer life and greater strength in comparison with the aluminum skid plate.
Don't bin that original/stock skidplate -- someday folks may be replacing alu with composite (plastic)..?  :114:


Yep, I think you're right. The modern plastics are really well engineered these days.

Thanks for the informative information. I will definitely hang on to the OE bash plate. Well impressed with it's build quality.

I just liked the aluminium look all about appearances what a numpty  :038: I am.

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Re: OE Bash plate replacement Triumph aluminium.......
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 07:16:33 PM »
Yep the alloy bash plates look the business alright,  be prepared for lots of cleaning and polishing.  :006:

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 07:34:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dandy [+]
Yep the alloy bash plates look the business alright,  be prepared for lots of cleaning and polishing.  :006:

Auto Sol metal polish is at the ready sir  :156: :181:

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 07:40:41 PM »
Also get one of those whizzy mop things for your drill.. Makes it a bit less of a chore!

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 09:24:28 PM »
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Also get one of those whizzy mop things for your drill.. Makes it a bit less of a chore!

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Re: OE Bash plate replacement Triumph aluminium.......
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 02:02:00 PM »
Although the Ally variety look the business they cannot support a jack (so Triumph tell us) which pisses me off having an Xrx low minus a centre stand so one wonders about their  perceived ruggedness.

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